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Author: David Hunt

Close up of university seal on the floor of the Talley Student Union.

Aug 26, 2021

NC State Rises to 4th Place on List of Best Employers

NC State's resilient faculty and staff keep their faith in the university's mission, driving the institution up five spots on an annual survey of North Carolina's best places to work. 

J.C. Raulston behind a sign identifying the NCSU Arboretum in the 1970s.

Jun 26, 2021

People, Plants and Pride: The Passions of J.C. Raulston

A quarter-century after his death, the founder of NC State's arboretum is remembered for his pioneering efforts to cultivate a welcoming space for LGBTQ professionals in horticulture. 

Mary Haskett talking with several students at NC State.

Jun 23, 2021

More Students Struggle With Basic Needs Due to Pandemic

The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has hit students hard, resulting in a marked increase in food insecurity and homelessness. The toll on their mental health has been striking. 

An NC State student in a mask looks at her laptop.

May 13, 2021

Woodson Reflects on Heroes of Pandemic

Chancellor Randy Woodson credits the Wolfpack community for persevering through the sacrifices and challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Talley tower

May 6, 2021

Trustees OK Strategic Plan

Wolfpack 2030, a plan charting NC State's course for the rest of the decade, includes a focus on diversity and seeks to raise the university's visibility as a preeminent public research institution. 

Autumn Belk stands with her arms outstretched, back to the camera, teaching students a yoga pose.

Feb 18, 2021

Yoga for Life

Autumn Belk teaches students to master yoga's ancient techniques to achieve harmony of mind and body and improve overall well-being. The lessons can last a lifetime. 

Hands typing on computer laptop keyboard.

Jan 26, 2021

SPIA Online Bachelor’s Powers Up in Rankings — Again

The annual ranking of online college programs by U.S. News brings good news for NC State's graduate programs in business, engineering, information technology and education. But the online bachelor's degree in public sector leadership gets the headlines. 

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

Nov 24, 2020

Record-Setting Class of AAAS Fellows Named

The election of 10 faculty to the prestigious scientific society signals NC State's rising reputation as a research powerhouse. 

Three incoming freshman, wearing their masks, chat together in Wolf Plaza during COVID-19 move in 2020. Photo by Marc Hall

Oct 28, 2020

Employees Express Pride, Identify Concerns in Survey

In the 2020 UNC System Employee Engagement Survey, taken before the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and staff express overall job satisfaction and pride in the university. 

Parents and students shop at Wolfpack Outfitters during the first day of move-in for the Fall 2020 semester. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Oct 13, 2020

Auxiliary Units Complete Cost-Cutting Plans for Fall

In a final round of cost-cutting actions by auxiliary units, NC State's retail and hospitality division is enacting temporary furloughs and salary reductions. 

Students pose high above the city of London in a glass observation pod.

Oct 7, 2020

Eye of the Storm

An eight-week study-abroad program on global leadership gave a group of NC State students a front-row seat to corporate decision-making as Europe grappled with economic uncertainties and an emerging pandemic. 

Mr. Wuf struts on the field at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Oct 1, 2020

Athletics Enacts Cost-Cutting Measures Due to COVID-19

The financial burden of the pandemic forces NC State Athletics to enact temporary furloughs and temporary salary reductions. 

Spring morning sun illuminates the Holladay Hall and the Memorial Belltower.

Sep 24, 2020

Temporary Furloughs, Salary Reductions Planned

With revenue down more than 60% due to COVID-19 restrictions, some auxiliary services units face the tough task of reducing personnel costs. 

NC State Belltower at sunset

Sep 14, 2020

NC State Continues to Climb in National Rankings

NC State gains ground in the 2021 U.S. News ranking of America's best colleges. The university has moved up nine spots in the past five years, driven largely by student success. 

Close up of a pest trap on the floor of the museum.

Sep 3, 2020

Stopping Bugs With a Taste for Art

The Gregg Museum takes a scientific approach to managing invasive pests.